Acta Scientific Agriculture (ASAG)(ISSN: 2581-365X)

Short Communication Volume 6 Issue 4

Extinguishing the Spreading Farm Fire

Jaiprakash Bisen* and Supriya Priyadarsani

ICAR-National Rice Research Institute, Cuttack, Odisha, India

*Corresponding Author: Jaiprakash Bisen, ICAR-National Rice Research Institute, Cuttack, Odisha, India.

Received: January 28, 2022; Published: March 10, 2022


The estimates for rice-straw generation indicates that the volume of residue generation has increased from 157 mt in 2012-13 to 169 mt in 2017-18 of which around 60% are burnt in open field in India. Despite remain concentrated in north western India in winter season, the farm fire incidences are being reported from other parts of India even during the summer season. The causes of crop residue burning are not only techno-economical but also social and political and can be attributed to non-convergence of policies too. Any strategy to address the menace should not overlook the social as well as policy and implementational convergence to be more holistic and pragmatic.


Citation: Jaiprakash Bisen and Supriya Priyadarsani. “Extinguishing the Spreading Farm Fire". Acta Scientific Agriculture 6.4 (2022): 10-12.


Copyright: © 2022 Jaiprakash Bisen and Supriya Priyadarsani. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


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